Dec 27, 2012 — Heavy snow fell through the night and early morning across much of New York State and Vermont in the first major winter storm this season.
The North Country, including parts of the St. Lawrence and Champlain valleys, and the Adirondacks, are expected to see the heaviest snow.
New York Gov. Andrew Governor Cuomo activated the state's Emergency Operations Center last night to monitor the storm's impact.
The National Weather Service has estimated that as much as a foot may have fallen overnight. Visibility is limited, and "severe" snow and ice conditions are reported on many roads and highways. Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Dec 27, 2012 — Paul Smiths College in the Adirondacks announced earlier this month that it plans to phase out the use of all tobacco products on its campus and on its affiliated properties.
That will include visitors to the nearby the Paul Smiths VIC, with its ski and hiking trails.
The change will happen over the next two years, with all tobacco products banned by August 2014.
Tobacco is a known carcinogen that kills nearly half a million Americans every year. Go to full article
Syracuse, NY, Dec 27, 2012 — Prepping for surgery can be a long, paper-driven process. A patient often has to sit on the phone detailing their medical history for a nurse -- again. Now, a Syracuse-area start-up is taking that process digital, and seeing surprising results. Go to full article
Dec 27, 2012 — This week we're exploring the lives of people who do traditional work. These are arts and types of industry that people would have been using to make a living in our region a... Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Dec 27, 2012 — Martha Foley and Dr Curt Stager discuss fungal lurkers--fungi that live inside plants. Fungal lurkers are a new discovery and scientists believe that this type of fungus... Go to full article